Shout Out for Irv Merritt Nominations

Irv Merritt (born F. Irvin Merritt October 25, 1903 – December 1985) was a highly competitive athlete, well into his 80s. He was a regular participant at Masters swimming competitions and also a competitive distance runner. He was a joy to visit with and always had an interest in the people with whom he competed. At the time of his death, Irv´s family established an annual award in his memory to be presented to an Indiana Masters swimmer who exemplified the standards and values embodied in the life of Irv Merritt.

We would like to hear from GRIN members who want to nominate someone they feels embodies the Irv Merritt spirit in GRIN Masters swimming – please forward your nominations to Cheryl Gettelfinger by the end of January, 2013!


Ball State meet set for January 13

Cardinal Swimming will host the 9th Annual Ball State New Year’s Resolution Scholarship Meet Jan. 13, 2013.

Details will be announced soon. This is always a fun meet and a good chance to set goals for the season. We also have the Indiana University Masters meet scheduled for Feb. 16.

We will announce details for the Kendallville masters meet and the state masters meet as soon as they are available. Of course, the United States Masters Swimming Short Course Yards National Championships will be May 9-12 at the natatorium at IUPUI.

Masters swimmers also have been invited to participate in a youth meet Jan. 4-6 a tthe Crawfordsville Aquatic Center. It’s a beautiful facility.